Our team is like family, and when you're here, you are too.
We are a small group of licensed acupuncturists with a wide breadth of knowledge, interests and experience. We have worked to cultivate a space that feels safe for all to heal. Our goal is to work with our patients to heal on a multidimensional level, with the hope that effects will be remarkable and lasting.
Our fearless leader, Susan McCarthy, EAMP, LAc began the Flourish journey over two decades ago. Through her work and commitment to our wonderful Vancouver community, we have been able to grow and become a team of three gifted practitioners. We all share an eager sense of community service and hope we can continue to increase our accessibility for those who need care.
At Flourish you will receive top level care from licensed acupuncturists but also support in the form of herbal medicine, functional medicine, exercise, lifestyle and dietary recommendations. We have an abundant network and offer classes as well as drop-in meditation sessions and Qi Gong.
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Meet the Team
Licensed Acupuncturist, Owner & Founder
Susan McCarthy, MAcOM, EAMP, LAc
Susan has the heart and hands of a healer.
She is a Washington state licensed and nationally board certified acupuncturist by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and is certified in the Clean Needle Technique. She earned her Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the widely-respected Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2002.
After a decade as a practitioner in a multi -disciplinary family medicine clinic Susan started Flourish: A Space for Dimensional Healing. Her practice focuses on helping people achieve optimal health through a variety of modalities including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She specializes in functional medicine and psycho-emotional support.
Susan loves the sun and the sand; she's always chasing warm weather. She is an active member of the Vancouver community, and a proud member of the Catch-22 Dragon Boat racing team!
Chelsea McCarthy, MAcOM, EAMP, LAc
Chelsea is a Washington state licensed and nationally board certified acupuncturist by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and is certified in the Clean Needle Technique. She holds a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the prestigious Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine.
As a sufferer of chronic illness, Chelsea has made it her mission to help those who can't find answers with conventional medicine. She strives to provide a safe and nurturing space for physical and emotional restoration. Chelsea specializes in trauma, orthopedics and internal medicine disorders. She believes acupuncture can be a powerful tool to help people restore balance and optimize health.
Chelsea loves all things outdoors and especially loves to enjoy them with her two dogs.
Katie Whitten, MAcOM, EAMP, LAc
Katie is a Washington State Licensed Acupuncturist and East Aisan Medical Practitioner. She is nationally board certified by the NCCAOM and is Clean Needle Technique Certified. She earned her Master's of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) from the renowned Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
Katie was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and has always been very involved with family and athletics. She loves animals, hobby farming and being active.
Katie was introduced to Chinese medicine in high school and grew very curious and passionate about healthcare from a holistic standpoint.
Her dream is to bring mind/body/spirit medicine to a younger generation and help to create a healthier and happier society by specializing in pediatric and psycho-emotional care.
Tamara Elam, MAcOM, DACM, EAMP, LAc
Tamara is a Washington State Licensed Acupuncturist and East Asian Medical Practitioner. She is nationally board certified by the NCCAOM and is Clean Needle Technique certified. She earned her Master's (MAcOM) and Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) from the esteemed Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
Tamara retired from the US Army in 2017, and was introduced to OCOM through a VA counselor. Once she researched and visited the school, she knew this was the path for her to take. As someone who has invisible scars and body pain, her journey into Chinese medicine has provided her with pain relief and healing. Not just physically, but mentally and Spiritually. She looks forward to helping others with their own healing journey through this beautiful medicine.
Tamara enjoys the outdoors, music, cooking, gardening, painting and knitting. She is an active member of the Vancouver community, currently serving as Treasurer on the Paddle for Life Board, and a member at large on the Clark County Veterans Advisory Board. She is also a proud member of the Vancouver Catch 22 dragon boat team.